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Beverly Aarons is a writer, artist, and game developer. She works across disciplines exploring the intersections of history, hidden current realities, and imagined future worlds. She specializes in making unseen perspectives visible and aims to infuse all of her creative work with a deep sense of emotionality. In August 2018 she produced a live-action game and multidisciplinary event where community members worked together to envision an economic future for coming generations. In 2022, she wrote, directed, and produced the stage play (and live-action interactive game) Shoreline 2160, about the future of human migration in Washington State and explored how it intersects with the water crisis and climate change. She’s won several awards and grants, including the Guy A. Hanks, Marvin H. Miller Screenwriting Award, Community 4Culture Fellowship, Artist Trust GAP Award, 4Culture Creative Consultancies Award, and the Seattle Office of Arts & Culture smART Ventures grant.  She has interviewed dozens of artists, scientists, technologists, and business leaders in a quest to uncover and share with readers how creative and innovative people live their lives, their processes and journey. and make the world a better place. She is currently publishing in-depth and intimate profiles about painters, sculptors, writers, dancers, musicians, and other artists at ArtistsUpClose.com as well as continuing her development work on the video game Rent Hike. Some of her interviews and articles can be viewed at South Seattle Emerald and Town Hall Seattle.